(March 2002)

ibooks, 2002 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
9.99 USD
Pages
228
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
ibooks Inc.
Brand
ibooks graphic novels [two lines under lower-case I in bulb]
ISBN
978-1-59687-806-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780743434911
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
mass market paperback
Binding
softcover; squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis; ?
Inks
Jack Davis; ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
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[Title Page and Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

A Message from the Publisher (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Byron Preiss (credited)
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Geissman (credited)
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset

A Vital Message (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Price
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Superduperman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Superduperman [Clark Bent]; Lois Pain; Copy Boy; W. Twitchell; Captain Marbles [Billy Spafon]
Synopsis
Superduperman defeats Captain Marbles by causing Marbles to punch himself out, but Superduperman still can't make it with Lois.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of both Superman and Captain Marvel.

Newspapers! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Press Dept. / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Various fake newspaper stories and ads.
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Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Mad Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Starchie (Table of Contents: 9)

Teen-Age Comics Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; satire-parody; teen
Characters
Starchie Standrews; Bottleneck; Mr. Weathernot; Little Orphan Melvin (cameo); Cookie Bumstead (cameo); Salonica; Biddy; Wedgie Van Smelt; Mr. Standrews; Mrs. Standrews; Dick Tracy (cameo)
Synopsis
Bottleneck frames Starchie so that Starchie goes to prison and Bottleneck can take over the girls and rackets at the high school.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of Archie comic books.

Flesh Garden! (Table of Contents: 10)

Science-Fiction Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; satire-parody; science fiction
Characters
Flesh; Dale; an alien; Dr. Noah Zark; a Zork; a Zorchton; a Zilchtron; Owlmen; Rockmen; Treemen; Grassmen; Airmen; King Mong
Synopsis
Flesh defeats aliens and the champion of King Mong but refuses to return to Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Parody of Flash Gordon.

Beware of Imitations! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Mad Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Dragged Net! (Table of Contents: 12)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; satire-parody; crime
Characters
Joe Friday; Ed Saturday; Chief Mike Sunday; Shermlock Shomes (cameo); Dr. Whatsit (cameo); murderer; bank robber; Willie Elder
Synopsis
Parody of the crime television series, Dragnet.
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What's My Shine! (Table of Contents: 13)

TV Dept. / T.V. Dept. / Television Dept. / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis; ? (photograph)
Inks
Jack Davis; ? (photograph)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Jay Renkins; Everett Dirkdaughter; Henry Doorshack; Charles Potrzebie; John McLellillellillin; Stuart Sawhimintown; Henry Jackdaughter; Lana Cheesecake; Joseph McCartaway; Even Steven; Sturdley Smurdley; Karl Weekdt
Synopsis
How the Senate Subcomittee hearings would go if they were run like a TV game show.
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Indexer Notes

Game show style loosely based on "What's My Line?" First page is photo of Senate subcommittee.

Armstronger Tire Knock-Down Punch Socko for Skids! (Table of Contents: 14)

Armstronger Tire / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Phony ad for Armstronger Tires.
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Indexer Notes

Parody of ad for Armstrong Tires.

The Face upon the Floor! (Table of Contents: 15)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman; Hugh Antoine d'Arcy
Pencils
Jack Davis; Basil Wolverton
Inks
Jack Davis; Basil Wolverton
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poetry Dept.: There is a famous poem whose name is...
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
the vagabond
Synopsis
A classic tale of the madness of a barroom set to poetry.
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Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.

Meet Miss Potgold (Table of Contents: 16)

Advertising Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Basil Wolverton; ? (photograph)
Inks
Basil Wolverton; ? (photograph)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A collection of drawings of grotesque women entered in the Miss Potgold of 1955 contest.
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Indexer Notes

First page is a parody of a Rheingold Beer ad with Bill Gaines in the photo.

Gasoline Valley! (Table of Contents: 17)

Newspaper Comics Dept. / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Wilt Willit; Skizziks Willit; Phyllus Willit; bully; Alexander Bumpstead; Juddy Willit; Caulky Willit; Nin O'Clock; Smilin' Jack (cameo); Wilber Booble; Cleavia Willit
Synopsis
Where the question of "will Caulky ever grow" is answered.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of the Gasoline Alley comic strip.

Lone Stranger! (Table of Contents: 18)

Western Dept. / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
Lone Stranger; Golden; Pronto
Synopsis
The Lone Stranger bumbles his way through foiling a stagecoach robbery.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of the Lone Ranger.

The Men Who Make Mad (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Let Us Prove What We Can Do for You! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Title Page and Credits]
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. A Message from the Publisher
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. A Vital Message
  7. 6. Superduperman!
    Hero Worship Dept.
  8. 7. Newspapers!
    The Press Dept.
  9. 8. Do People Laugh at You for Reading Comic Books?
    Mad Magazine
  10. 9. Starchie
    Teen-Age Comics Dept.
  11. 10. Flesh Garden!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  12. 11. Beware of Imitations!
    Mad Magazine
  13. 12. Dragged Net!
    Crime Dept.
  14. 13. What's My Shine!
    TV Dept. / T.V. Dept. / Television Dept.
  15. 14. Armstronger Tire Knock-Down Punch Socko for Skids!
    Armstronger Tire
  16. 15. The Face upon the Floor!
    Poetry Dept.
  17. 16. Meet Miss Potgold
    Advertising Dept.
  18. 17. Gasoline Valley!
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  19. 18. Lone Stranger!
    Western Dept.
  20. 19. The Men Who Make Mad
  21. 20. Let Us Prove What We Can Do for You!
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